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Definition of alternative:

  1. A choice between more than two things; one of several things offered to choose among.
  2. Alternate; reciprocal.
  3. An offer of two things, one of which may be chosen, but not both; a choice between two things, so that if one is taken, the other must be left.
  4. Disjunctive; as, an alternative conjunction.
  5. Either of two things or propositions offered to one's choice. Thus when two things offer a choice of one only, the two things are called alternatives.
  6. Offering a choice of two things.
  7. The course of action or the thing offered in place of another.

Synonyms:

ersatz, dilemma, alternate, option, choice, disjunctive, study at, secondary, mutually exclusive, unconventional, alternating, resource, utility.

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